A very clean and polished beach cruiser bike has less wind drag, looks great, has longevity and you will also feel better about its looks when you ride it. It’s a good idea to clean your beach cruiser bicycles after every ride.
It doesn’t mean that you have to clean your beach cruiser bicycles every time you ride. Unless your bike is noticeably dirty, you can usually spray a good bike polish product on your beach cruiser bicycles and wipe it down. Products that have a protective teflon or silicone base leaves the bike clean and polished and helps protect the paint – making it easier to clean the next time. After wiping down your new Cali Bicycles beach cruiser bicycles , shake-dry your bike by lifting it slightly off the ground and bounce it a couple of times, then wipe it down with a clean rag.
Lubricating your beach cruiser bicycles is really fast and easy. If done regularly, it will result in a smooth, quiet riding bike and extend the life of your bike parts. Your bike will also shift better making for a much more pleasant ride.
Select a good quality lube product that fits your riding style and conditions. Ask your bike shop for recommendation if necessary. Apply the lube to these lube points: Chain – on each link’s joint and side plates. Derailleurs – on the pivots and internal springs (for Multi-Speed Beach Bikes) Brake Arm – on the pivots and cables. (for Multi-Speed Beach Bikes) Levers – on internal pivots, springs, and cables. (for Multi-Speed Beach Bikes)
Check the tightening of your bolts often. Nuts and bolts can get loose over time. At least once a season, your bike’s seat post, crank, water bottle cages, and chain-ring.
Check and inspect your bicycle tires for embedded objects, cuts, and excess wear. A quick inspection before each ride can help prevent a tire blow out on your ride.
Check your tire pressure, check the sidewall of your tires to see what pressure (PSI) you should inflate your tires to. Having the tires inflated to this recommended pressure will make it a lot easier for you to ride your beach cruiser bicycles and will extend the life of your bicycle tires. It’s a good idea to air up your bicycle tires before each ride. A tire can loose significant pressure even overnight. Invest in a good bicycle floor pump to make the tire inflating process a lot easier.
Instead of having to take your beach cruiser bicycles to the bike shop every time you have a flat tire, you should be able to fix or repair tire flats on your own. It is easier than you might first think. Other than properly inflating tires, lubricating the drive chain is your only routine maintenance.
One of the basics of bicycle upkeep is the ability to change a bicycle tire. Whether the reason behind the change is to repair a flat tire or add new tires, the ability to change a bicycle tire is an essential skill for every person who owns a bike. Here is a simple set of instructions to help even the novice get into the swing of changing bike tires. First, it is important to gather the essential tools. This will include a set of bicycle tools and at least one replacement inner tube for the tire.
The type of tools required will vary, depending on the construction of the beach cruiser bicycles. Most beach cruiser bicycles models have axle nuts that hold the bike tire in place. Know what tools you need and have them on hand before you begin to change any bicycle tires.
The next step in the process to changing a bicycle tire is to flip the bike over. It will make it easier to flip the levers and loosen the nuts. Once the wheel is free of the axle, lift the tire and wheel from the axle. If there is any air left in the tire, finish deflating the tube. Use a tire tool to slowly work between the
tire and the rim of the wheel. The idea is to pop up the edge of the tire so that it is free from the rim. Work around the rim until the edge or hem of the tire is lapped over the rim. Remove the tire and the tube from the rim.
When the bicycle tire is off the rim, you can either patch the hole in the tube or replace it with a new one. To change
a bicycle tire inner tube, simply remove it from the interior of the tire and replace it with a new one. Make sure the new tube is more or less evening placed within the bicycle tire. There should not be any twists or pinches in the tube, as that will make inflating the tube impossible later on.
Once the tube is in place, gently begin to work the bicycle tire and tube back onto the rim. This will involve reversing the process used to remove the bicycle tire in the first place. Roll the bicycle tire back into place over the edge of the rim, then use the bicycle tire tool to make sure the hem or edge of the tire is settled back into position on the rim, with no overhang. As a final step in the process to change a bicycle tire, inflate the new tire and tube, taking care to make sure the amount of pressure is at the proper level.